Before the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday morning, critics of the Conservative Party leader were stationed outside the Parliament. During this time they were blasting music, including the iconic Benny Hill chase music specifically at the request of actor Hugh Grant.
Activist Steven Bray, who had recently had his speakers confiscated during a crackdown on “noisy” forms of protest, was responsible for the musical trolling.
On Thursday morning, Grant reached out via Twitter to celebrate Bray getting the speakers back, and to request that he play some Benny Hill music.
Morning @snb19692 Glad you have your speakers back. Do you by any chance have the Benny Hill music to hand?
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) July 7, 2022
So that’s exactly what Bray did.
— Steve Bray Activist Against Brexit +Corrupt Tories (@snb19692) July 7, 2022
Twitter loved the cheeky act:
You are doing the lord’s work.
— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) July 7, 2022
I was watching the Chris phelp interview & knew that benny hill music had to be you 😂😂
He really didn’t appreciate it
— kerry ✊💙🇺🇦 (@hewitson10) July 7, 2022
I got the impression he was trying hard to remain professional! I’m sure the guy in the studio was trying to resist smirking.
— Fiona 🇬🇧🏴🇪🇺🇮🇹🇺🇦 (@fiona_skywalker) July 7, 2022
This is the best. Steve Bray taking requests from Hugh Grant. The theme from Benny Hill. Sublime. @mrjamesob please cover!
— Fay Heatley (@fazed_in) July 7, 2022
When people ask about Britishness this is the sort of thing that I think quantifies it. The ability to make the serious hilarious.
— Joanna (@Saffronflowers) July 7, 2022
This, and I didn’t think it possible, is even funnier than that Moylan bloke walking into a sign.
— Aitchworld (@Aitchworld) July 7, 2022
You could hear it, and “Bye Bye Boris” on the BBC during Johnson’s non-resignation resignation speech.
— Joanne Scotland (@joannescotland) July 7, 2022
Steve, you’re brilliant and you’ve been brilliant through Brexit and through all of this. Thank you.
— Lindsay Paterson 💙 (@Lindsayp333) July 7, 2022
Steve you are an absolute star. Hearing bye bye Boris playing during statement o/s no 10 is the best tv moment #BorisResigns
— Kay Veronica 💙💛 (@KVeronica37) July 7, 2022
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